Tuition, Fees, Cost of Attendance

As a California State institution, the University charges different fees for state residents and non-residents (including international students).

Resident Tuition Fees 

More details available HERE

To maintain status as a fully enrolled graduate student, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 8 units (or required Thesis Project/Report courses during your 3rd and final year in the program)
 
Each semester you will enroll in at least 6.1 units, the base
fee for each semester (6.1 units up to 12+ units) is................................... $4,033
Academic Yearly total of............................................................................ $8,066
Three-year total of ................................................................................... $24,198

Non-Resident and International Tuition Fees                                                                                                      

Each semester you will enroll in at least 6.1 units, the base
fee for each semester (6.1 units) is............................................................. $4,033
Non-residents also pay an additional $396 per unit.
 
Typically, MFA students take 12 units per semester
12 x $396.00................................................................................................ $4,752 (+ $4,033 base)
Semester sub total....................................................................................... $8,785
Academic Yearly total of............................................................................. $17,570
 
Non-residents may establish California State Residency and apply, after one full year enrolled, to change status to "Resident”, but this is not guaranteed. International students may not apply for "Resident" status.                             
                                     
Potential costs for 3 years:                                                     
$17,570 x 3 years....................................................................................... $52,710
 
If residency is established after one full year then costs can be:                
Year 1............................................................................................... $17, 570
Year 2.................................................................................................. $8,066
Year 3.................................................................................................. $8,066
Three Year Total (with residency)................................................... $33,702
                                     

Link to Residency application

Link to Estimated Cost of Attendance 2017-18